The Invisible War: School Testing


As a part of our preparation of The Invisible War, Briony, Gregory and Ailsa ventured out to school classrooms around Victoria to see what children thought about our new graphic novel. Through a combination of formal questionnaires and informal conversation, … Continued

Symbiosis Storytelling at ArtPlay


Over two successive Sundays at ArtPlay in May, the Small Friends team facilitated workshops around The Squid, the Vibrio & the Moon. Parents and children were first captivated by writer Ailsa Wild, who narrated her story. Then Ailsa, Briony, Gregory … Continued

International Symbiosis Society – conference in Lisbon


We had an amazing week at the International Symbiosis Society (ISS) conference in Lisbon, Portugal! Each day featured non-stop learning about different symbiotic partnerships, with posters and presentations from a broad range of scientists – such as chemists, microbiologists, entomologists, … Continued

Zobi and the Zoox Book Launch


We celebrated the publication of our new book, Zobi and the Zoox, in a art-science themed evening of activities on Friday March 13th at ArtPlay. The book was officially launched by Jane Sullivan, literary journalist for The Age and the … Continued

The Invisible War


The Invisible War is an illustrated science-history graphic novel for young adults set in WWI. It follows in the footsteps of graphic novels such as Maus, Persepolis and The Terrorist, but with a unique, scientific lens, narrated at both the … Continued

Zobi and the Zoox: coral symbiosis story


Zobi and the Zoox is a beautifully illustrated science-adventure story, set on the Great Barrier Reef. Featuring a cast of microbes, molecules and mucus – this new 44-page children’s book highlights the microscopic members of the symbiotic society within coral. … Continued

The Squid, the Vibrio & the Moon


We have created an illustrated storybook about the beautiful symbiosis between the Hawaiian Bobtail squid, Euprymna scolopes, and the bioluminescent bacteria, Vibrio fischeri. Printed on beautiful matte paper (100% recycled stock & green energy) –The Squid, the Vibrio & the … Continued